Harris and Chapko Club 420 NA Champs:
San Pedro, CA (August 21, 2016) – The 2016 Club 420 Association North Americans finished today hosted by Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club with the Club 420 Class Association.
Thirty-five boats competed in the regatta held on the open waters of the Pacific Ocean near the yacht club. This was also the culmination of the Triple Crown series and determined the winners.
The Triple Crown included five regattas that the competitors earned points for based on their placement in each qualifying regatta. Only the top three regatta scores for each boat count toward the Triple Crown standings. Twenty-nine boats participated in this series.
Today, racing got started around 12 p.m. in b…
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Golf is a laid back sport that millions of people worldwide participate in. But there is a lot more to it than swinging a stick and hitting a ball. There are four main types of golf clubs, including putters, hybrids, irons, and woods. Each club hits differently. In order to play the game correctly, knowing the clubs is the best way to start.
The woods are meant to drive the ball long distances towards the hole. These clubs usually have a long shaft and a big head, allowing maximum speed. As of 1979, the wood clubs are no longer made of wood, but have been made out of such materials as steel, titanium, carbon fiber, and even scandium. The name “woods” sticks to the type of club despite the material it is made out of simply because of its shape and intended use.
Irons are clubs featuring a shorter shaft and a flat, angled face. These are made for shots coming up to the green or if hitting your ball on a rougher terrain such as a sandbar or through bushes. The name came from the material these golf clubs used to be made from, which was forged iron. Irons are typically muscle-back, cavity-back, or a hybrid. These hybrids have a head similar to a normal fairway wood, with a hollow titanium or steel shaft. A cavity-back includes any iron that has an amount of metal across the back of the head removed. This allows the weight to re-position on the head, which is further from its center of gravity. And simply, a muscle-back iron has no cavity on the head.
Hybrid clubs, which differ from hybrid irons, are a cross between a wood and an iron club. This club has the long distance taken from the wood combined with the familiar swing of an iron. Last but not least, putters are a special class of club. Their loft does not exceed ten degrees; designed that way to make the ball easily roll along the grass. Newer putters these days have grooves on the front in order to produce a roll rather than a skid off of the impact, reducing bouncing.
At least one of each of the four different types of clubs is necessary when playing a game of golf. Whether you’re going mini-golfing with your family or hitting the country club for the weekend, it is vital to know your golf clubs as well as you know yourself.
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